Joe Allen is a Welsh midfielder, born on 14th March 1990, who plays for Stoke City. Allen started his career with Swansea City, where he had graduated from the academy, and he made his debut at the age of 16. Aside from a brief spell on loan at Wrexham, Allen spent the majority of his early career with the Swans and was a member of the squad as they earned two promotions to go from League One to the Premier League. In August 2012, Allen joined Liverpool for around £15 million, remaining at the club until the summer of 2016. In 2016, Allen joined Stoke City soon after starring as Wales reached the European Championships semi-finals.